Archive for the ‘Tennessee DUI Accidents’ Category
Friday, November 4th, 2011
According to the Tennessean, a survivor of a near-fatal drunken driving car accident will address 440 high school students in Nashville, Tennessee, in November 2011.Â The accident occurred in 1994, when the speaker was 17 years old.Â After drinking alcohol at a Knoxville bar, the speaker decided to drive himself home.Â He lost control of his vehicle and eventually crashed into a tree.Â He was airlifted to a Knoxville hospital where he was comatose for three months.Â The speaker has referred to the decision to drink and drive as the â€śbiggest mistake of [his] life.â€ť
Back in 1994, the speaker felt an urge shared by many Tennesseans today, to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.Â Sometimes drivers disregard the risks of driving while intoxicated and place themselves and others in harmâ€™s way.Â If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Shelby County, call Corey B. Trotz, an experienced Memphis auto accident attorney, at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â Corey B. Trotz practices law at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), a large plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm that fights for car accident victims and families.
You can feel confident that Team NST can properly handle your claim.Â NST lawyers stay up to date with the latest Tennessee driving and insurance laws, courtroom trends, and litigation techniques.Â NST lawyers utilize this knowledge when developing the damages portion of a personal injury claim.Â Losing a loved one may entitle surviving family members to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.Â Your NST lawyer can retain experts to calculate and prove these damages.Â For instance, medical experts can document the cost of hospital bills and procedures incurred by the deceased between the crash and his death.Â Vocational economists can calculate the deceasedâ€™s lost wages.Â Psychiatric experts can speak with surviving loved ones and determine the extent of mental pain, suffering, and emotional stress experienced as a result of the fatal crash.Â Your NST lawyer may also pursue punitive damages if the defendant driver was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI).Â Memphis courts award punitive damages to deter defendants and members of the community from engaging in a certain conduct such as drinking and driving.
To speak to a Tennessee personal injury attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit www.nstlaw.com.Â NST Law, with 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 secretaries, investigators, and paralegals, is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.Â At NST Law, our car accident attorneys aggressively pursue maximum damages for clients while doing everything possible to take care of them along the way.Â With over 20 years experience fighting for victims of fatal car accidents, you can feel confident that NST Law has the tools to effectively handle your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.Â Call Corey B. Trotz today and let Team NST get started on your auto accident case.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as distracted driving, texting while driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that drowsy driving causes over 100,000 car accidents each year in the United States, leading to an average of 40,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities. Drowsy driving accidents are not foreign to Memphis and Shelby County. In 2002, Memphis teen Kyle Kiinhl was killed by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. To spread the message about drowsy driving, family and friends set up the annual Kyle W. Kiinhl Foundation Eye Opener 5K and Run.
Common knowledge tells us that as one becomes tired, his or her motor functions tend to decline. This is no different for drivers. As drivers become drowsy and tired, they may lose depth perception, may have slower reaction times, and face the possibility of falling asleep at the wheel. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drowsy driver in Memphis, Germantown, or Frayser, call Tennessee auto accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today. Corey B. Trotz has handled car accident cases for over twenty years at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee. Corey B. Trotz and Team NST can thoroughly investigate your accident and help you recover maximum compensation against a negligent driver.
NST Law helps surviving loved ones recover maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering through pre-trial settlements and jury verdicts. Throughout the legal process, NST lawyers utilize up to date knowledge of Tennessee driving laws, courtroom trends, and litigation techniques. To prove these damages, your NST lawyer can retain experts in various fields. For example, if your loved one incurred medical bills between the crash and her death, NST Law may retain medical experts to document those costs. Next, NST Law can consult with vocational economists to compute your loved oneâ€™s lost wages. Vocational economists take your loved oneâ€™s age, occupation, and experience into account when calculating what she would have reasonably earned during her lifetime. Finally, NST Law realizes that surviving loved ones may suffer emotionally after losing a son, daughter, mother, father, or other close family member. Thus, NST Law can retain psychiatric experts to determine the extent of a surviving loved oneâ€™s pain and suffering. With experience handling all types of motor vehicle accident cases, Corey B. Trotz and NST lawyers are capable of clearly explaining these damages to judges, juries, and opposing attorneys.
At NST Law, our attorneys look out for clientsâ€™ best interests by providing personal attention as they navigate through difficult periods in their lives. For a free initial consultation on your case, do not hesitate to call NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. At this free consultation, Corey B. Trotz or other Team NST car accident attorneys can answer your questions, address your concerns, and describe the services the firm provides. In addition, NST Law can determine how to proceed with your claim. For reliable and dependable legal representation from experienced Memphis auto accident attorneys, call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz today.
Monday, May 16th, 2011
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, alcohol is believed to be a factor in a car crash that injured a Knoxville Police Department officer on May 13, 2011.Â The officer, investigating a traffic violation, was driving east on Northshore Drive near Terrace Woods when a 28-year-old man, driving a Ford F-150 truck west on Northshore Drive, made a left turn in front of the officerâ€™s car.Â The two vehicles collided.Â While an investigation into the crash is ongoing, the truck driver is believed to have consumed alcohol prior to driving.Â The officer is currently in stable condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), the largest personal injury law firm in Tennessee, has over twenty years experience handling car accident cases in Tennessee and pursuing maximum compensation on behalf of car accident victims.Â Injuries take many forms, and the auto accident attorneys at NST Law have experience handling cases involving complex and debilitating injuries, such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, loss of limbs, and brain trauma.Â To learn how NST Law can assist in your Tennessee car accident case, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
In the past, NST lawyers have helped clients recover maximum compensation by pre-trial settlements and jury verdicts.Â If a reasonable pre-trial settlement cannot be reached with the defendant or his or her insurance company, NST Law will be prepared to file a lawsuit. Our auto accident attorneys prepare for trial by researching the latest courtroom trends and litigation techniques.Â In a Tennessee car accident trial, NST lawyers rely on experience, knowledge of Tennessee driving and insurance laws, and the knowledge of various experts to fight for maximum compensation. For example, NST Law can retain medical experts to document past medical bills and project future medical expenses.Â If injuries affect a victimâ€™s ability to perform his or her job or earn a living, NST Law can consult with economic experts to forecast diminished future earning potential and document lost wages.Â Further, if a defendant driver has been convicted of DUI, NST Law can utilize knowledge of Tennessee punitive damages law to seek punitive damages awarded against that driver.Â At NST Law, our goal is to help clients obtain every dollar they are legally entitled to for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and permanent disability.
To speak to a Tennessee DUI accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz for a free initial consultation on your case, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today. Â NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville and handles cases throughout Tennessee.Â With over twenty years experience protecting motor vehicle accident victims, you can trust Team NST has the resources to effectively handle your Tennessee car accident case.
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